Dr. Jamaica Chapple proudly joined UNT Dallas in 2013. She currently serves as the Associate Vice President of Student Access and Success and Dean of Students, and oversees the Department of Student Affairs, which includes Campus Activities, Student Organizations, Greek Life, Leadership and Multicultural Programming, Community Standards, Career Services, Counseling and Wellness, Disability Services, Veterans Success, Disability Services, Title IX, Intramurals and Residence Life.
Originally from Arlington, Texas, she received her BA in Anthropology from The University of Texas at Arlington, her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana Monroe, and earned her Ph. D. in Counseling and Supervision from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Prior to coming to UNT Dallas, Dr. Chapple served as a clinical director and assistant professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She also worked as a senior-level mental health executive in the private sector for seven years prior to her transition to higher education.
Her student development areas of interest include: mental health and wellness among students in higher education, first generation college students, homelessness and food insecurity in higher education, first year experience, assessment, and mentoring and leadership.
Dr. Chapple is a student-centered servant leader committed to the holistic success of students in post-secondary education.